About The Dog Shed

About The Owner

Hi, I'm Katy and i am the very proud owner of The Dog Shed. I have been around dogs my entire life and always dreamed to work with animals. In 2016/17 i took the plunge to follow my dreams and embarked on the most exciting journey to become a qualified Dog Groomer.

Over 2 years worth of studying and several courses later i am very proud to say i am a fully qualified groomer, gaining my City and Guilds Level 2 dog grooming assistant and Level 3 dog stylist full diploma, passing with distinctions across the board for both. Alongside this i am always attending seminars and shows in order to keep up to date with the latest trends and enhance my skills wherever possible, i never stop learning!

Over the years i have also entered the world of competitive grooming. After attending our first show with my own Cocker Spaniel Dog, i could not have been happier to have come 3rd in a very large and tough class. I am now the proud owner of lots of rosettes and a beautiful trophy which takes pride of place in my salon. I cannot wait to see where our competing journey take us in years to come.

Alongside my Dog Grooming qualifications one of my biggest achievements to date has been embarking on my teaching career. I now split my time between my own grooming and being a dog grooming lecturer and instructor. Teaching students is something that i absolutely love and seeing their skills and passion grow has been extremely rewarding. Having trained and qualified for my Level 3 education and training qualification and successfully lecturing for Plumpton College, i have been unbelievably proud to launch The Dog Shed Training Academy from my salon in Charlwood, in 2021.

About The Salon

The Dog Shed is  fully equipped with state of the art equipment and is based in an accessible and convenient location. Having expanded in 2021, we have a great team of qualified groomers on site offering a full range of services to suit both owners and their dogs! In addition to being fully qualified we are also fully insured and take pride in adhering to all laws and legislation's including the animal welfare act. All members of our team keep up to date on their required cpd and we are all canine first aid trained so your dogs are in good hands!

We use natural shampoos and grooming products free from nasties to give the best pamper possible to your dog. We can cater to any dog and grooming requirement, and can offer quieter appointment times for those dogs that may be nervous or need some alone time in the salon. In addition to normal grooming services we offer spa package upgrades, teeth cleaning and discounted trainee grooms in the training academy.


We have clients travel to us from Crawley, Horley, Rusper, Newdigate, Leigh, Dorking, Reigate and beyond as well as those local to Gatwick and Charlwood as we are situated nicely on the Surrey and Sussex borders. With a purpose built salon, free accessible parking and flexible appointment times why not book your dog in today and see exactly why our clients love The Dog Shed!


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